Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Better than coffee – adventures in the sea

This photo used for this video’s thumbnail may be my all-time favorite. The young boy flying through the air shared the beach with me this morning during dawn patrol. He was skim-boarding and I just happened to catch this shot as he hit a watery bump and went flying. I spent some time talking with the boy whose eyes shined with the light of dawn and smile beamed like golden sunshine. Meeting him reminded me of my own Southern California youth and getting up early to venture out and discover whatever life and nature had in store. His energy and spirit are to me hallmarks of this seaside way of life I love so much. I’ll be keeping my eyes open for this boy again so that I can send him the photo if he’s interested. I’m sure it’s a moment he’d like to treasure and remember as surely as the passing ephemera of youth.


My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of the experience of life with me. I’m available on social media at the links below and can be reached via email at dinnerbytheriver@gmail.com.

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The Path of WildnessThe Path of Wildness is easy to find
The course of a stream
Leaves blown in the wind
A beast’s track through the brush
And the direction of our first inclination

The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.

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